V. I.   Lenin


To:   G. D. LEITEISEN[2]

Published: Sent from Loguivy (Northern coast of France) to Paris. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1974, Moscow, Volume 34, pages 106-107.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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July 24, 1902

Dear L.,

My sister’s address is: Mme Elizaroff. Loguivy (par Ploubazianec), Côtes du Nord. Anya and Mother really do not like it here very much and they may go to some other place—they don’t know where yet (you can address your letter Expédition). I am going home tomorrow. I liked it here very much on the whole and have had a good rest, only unfortunately I was a bit premature in imagining myself well again, forgot about dieting and now am again having trouble with catarrh. Well, all that is of no consequence.

Are you going to stay long in that country of yours? It would be a good thing if you were to combine the pleasant with the useful (your job) and take a good long holiday. Drop me a line about yourself when you return.

How do you like the result of the negotiations with L. Gr. and Yuriev? Did you reach full agreement and do you now hope for better results?

There is good news from Russia of the committees making a turn towards Iskra, even that of St. Petersburg (sic!). Here Is a curious little example. They sent a pamphlet to Rabocheye Dyelo. There is a note there (on p. 9—we have been told exactly!) reading: “See Lenin’s excellent book.”[1] The Unionists here raised the alarm, and wrote to St. Peters burg: be so good as to delete it, you are hitting both your self and us by it. Reply: don’t hinder us from putting matters on a new footing, but give the pamphlet to Iskra.

This is entre nous, of course, for the time being. But it is characteristic!

I don’t know whether St. Petersburg will maintain its new position.

All the very best.

Write to me in London.

P.S. I almost forgot. Socialiste notified me that my subscription expired in December 1901. Is that so? Haven’t they made a mistake? I remember your going there once with Yurdanov’s card. Didn’t you keep some document, or do you remember without it?


[1] What Is To Be Done? (See present edition, Vol. 5).—Ed.

[2] Leiteisen, Gavriil Davidovich (1874-1919)—a Social-Democrat, contributor to Iskra and Zarya. Started revolutionary activities in the nineties; at the beginning of the twentieth century emigrated abroad, where be joined the Emancipation of Labour group and then became a member of the Union of Russian Social-Democrats Abroad. After the Second Congress of the R.S.D.L.P. joined the Bolsheviks, and contributed to the newspapers Vperyod, Proletary and other Bolshevik organs. p. 106

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